Sachin Kukke, a mechanical engineering student from Bangalore, by winning the You Tube Space Lab 2012 contest in the Asia Pacific region, has shown the progress Indians are making in the field of science at the global level.
Though the competition, YouTube Space Lab 2012 was tough and highly competitive, it was Sachin Kukke, a mechanical engineering student from Bangalore, who won the prestigious YouTube Space Lab 2012 competition in the Asia Pacific region. He is one of the six global winners of the competition, reported The Times of India. The competition had been organised by YouTube and Lenovo, in close cooperation with NASA, European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The competition had been announced on October 2011. The contest wanted youths between the age group of 14-18 to come up with an experiment, which would be suitable for outer space. Hence, Kukke’s experiment was one of the best, which would help cooling and heat transfer systems. His experiment was in fact about transferring heat in ferro fluid, a very special liquid, which gets magnetized when subjected to a magnetic field.
There were many a people who congratulated him for his success. The Indian ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao was very pleased with the achievement and said, “students like Sachin symbolize the hopes and the potential of a dynamic, resurgent India
and its young population", reported PTI. She also wished him success for his future.
There have been several Indians abroad who have been earning good name in this field. Once such name which immediately arises out is, Siddhartha Mukherjee , an Indian-American physician, who won the Pulitzer prize for his book, in the non-fiction category, which deals with cancer , ‘The Emperor of All Maladies’ in 2011. There have been many Indian-American kids who have also won various other awards in the field of science.